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The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entiiled as follows:

"An act to authorize the Board of Canal Commissioners to settle with James H. Sherrill for constructing a stone dam across the Mohawk river, at Cohoes, for the Erie and Champlain canals, at prices equal to the cost of such work as found by the Canal Board under chapter 543 of the Laws of 1870."

"An act to authorize the appointment of assistant district attorneys in certain counties in this State.'

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Graham, from said committee, reported progress on said named bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Tiemann, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Reese.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Murphy moved to reconsider the vote agreeing to the adverse report of committee on roads and bridges, on the bill entitled "An act to provide for the improvement of a portion of the Coney Island Plankroad, as recently widened."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Murphy moved that the bill be recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the report of the select committee to investigate the charges against Senator James Wood be accepted, and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Resolved, That Hon. James Wood, Senator of the Thirtieth district, be and is hereby expelled from his seat as a member of this Senate. Debate was had thereon, when

Mr. Murphy moved that said resolutions be made a special order for Tuesday evening next.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. D. P. Wood presented a petition of citizens of Syracuse for an appropriation for a bridge over the Erie canal; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Robertson presented a petition for requiring the New Haven Railroad Company to reduce the fare and increase the number of trains; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Johnson presented two petitions of citizens of Yates county for

an appropriation to rebuild the locks on Crooked Lake canal; which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Perry presented a petition of physicians for increase of salary for head of health department of Brooklyn; which was read and referred to the committee on public health.

Mr. Perry presented two petitions for extension of horse railroad tracks in Brooklyn; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Perry presented eight petitions for completion of sewers in twentysecond ward Brooklyn; which were read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Perry presented two remonstrances against Assembly bill No. 498, in relation to Park way in Kings county; which were read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Tiemann presented a remonstrance against widening Nassau street, in New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was recommitted the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Gilbert Elevated Railway Company, and to provide a feasible, safe and speedy system of rapid transit through the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to confirm the assessment for the expense of paving Broad street, in the city of Utica," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the common council of the city of Utica to borrow and disburse money for city purposes, and to levy and collect a tax to pay the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the erection of a bridge over the Erie canal in the city of Syracuse," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to Fordham and Pelham avenues in the towns of West Farms and Westchester, in the county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the city of New York to construct certain railroads, and provide for rapid transit in said city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Nyack Water-works Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Wagner asked and obtained leave to intro

duce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 907 of the Laws of 1869, and chapter 925 of the Laws of 1871 relating to the bonding of munici pal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to empower the mayor, aldermen, and commonalty of the city of New York to manufacture and supply gas for the illumination of the streets, public parks, places and buildings; and also to individual residents of the city of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Adams, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Riverhead Savings Bank," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the Syracuse Northern Railroad Company to construct and maintain a swing-bridge over the Oswego canal in the first ward of the city of Syracuse,' passed April 7, 1871, so as to include the second, third, Erie canal, and other wards of said city," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act, making appropriations for the payment of the principal and interest on the canal debt commencing on the first day of October, 1872, and to provide for the payment of the debt contracted under section 12 of article 7 of the Constitution," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Chenango canal at the village of Solsville, in the county of Madison," reported adversely thereto; which report was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have non-concurred in the passage of the

same.

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act (chapter 778 of the Laws of 1871), reappropriating certain moneys for the construction of new work upon, of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was commitand extraordinary repairs of, the canals of this State," reported in favor

ted to the committee of the whole.

on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

of Kings.”

An act to clear and regulate the court-house property of the county "An act to authorize the water commissioners of the city of Watertown to borrow money for the construction of a reservoir, and for other "An act to authorize the Adirondack Company to construct and operate a branch of its railroad from its main line to the north bounds of

purposes."

this State."

"An act to amend the charter of the Young Men's Christian Associa tion of the city of New York."

"An act to repeal chapter 245 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act relating to military exemptions."

"An act to legalize the acts of David B. Barnum as notary public.” "An act in relation to the Brooklyn Club."

"An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of David B. Phillips, of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State of New York, as notary public."

"An act to authorize the United States Contracting Company to change its name."

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act for the appointment of an interpreter in the police justice and justices' courts of the city of Brooklyn,' passed May 3, 1870."

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Grand Commandery of the State of New York,' passed April 28, 1871."

"An act in relation to the First Baptist Church and Society in Ogdens burgh."

"An act to provide for the construction and improvement of the road from Piseco lake to Claflin's tannery, in the county of Hamilton."

"An act to authorize the supervisors of the town of New Utrecht, county of Kings, to pay over certain money to the commissioners for grading Fourth avenue, in said town."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sisterhood of Grey Nuns in the State of New York,' passed April 6, A. D. 1871." "An act to ascertain, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New York and the county of Kings, and to repeal chapter 572 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York."" "An act to incorporate the Washington Park Association."

"An act to amend chapter 90, Laws of 1869, being an act entitled 'An act to provide for the improvement of the navigation of the Racket river and of the hydraulic power thereon, and to check freshets therein, passed April 2, 1869."

"An act to incorporate the St. Lawrence Bridge Company.'

"An act to provide for a vote of the inhabitants of the towns of Little Falls, Manheim and Danube, in the county of Herkimer, upon the question of the completion of the bridge over the Mohawk river at Fink's Basin, in the county of Herkimer, and to provide for the payment of the indebtedness incurred by the commissioners of said towns, appointed under chapter 903 of the Laws of 1869, on account of said bridge."

"An act to incorporate the Manhattan Loan and Trust Company of the city of New York."

Mr. Madden moved that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it adjourn until half past seven o'clock this evening.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Madden moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to

said motion to take a recess, and it was decided in the negative.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend an act

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entitled 'An act to establish a department of police in the city of Buffalo, and to provide for the government of the same,' passed April 26, 1871, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendments:

Section 2, line 6, engrossed bill, after the word "police," insert the words "one of whom he shall designate as acting commissioner, and the other as treasurer of the board of police."

Section 7, line 4, insert the word" acting" before the word "commissioner."

Same section, line 5, strike out the words "who shall not be treasurer," Same section, after the word "act," in line 6, strike out all down to and including the word "board," in line 10.

Section 8, line 5, strike out the word "keep,” and in line 7, after the word "fund" insert the words "with the city treasurer."

Same section, after the word "moneys," in line 8, strike out all down to and including the word "fund" in line 11.

Same section, lines 18 and 19, strike out all after the word "payments" down to and including the word "banks," in line 19.

Same section, lines 28 and 29, strike out the words " one hundred and.” Same section, lines 37 and 38, strike out the words "in such banks as the said board shall direct," and insert in lieu thereof the words "with the city treasurer."

Section 11, strike out all after the word "follows," in line 2, down to and including the word "duty," in line 16, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"$38. Each commissioner.of police (except the mayor, who shall receive as such commissioner an annual salary of five hundred dollars,) shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars, the superintendent of the police shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars; the clerk of police shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; each captain of the police shall receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars; each sergeant of police shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars; each doorman shall receive an annual salary of eight hundred dollars and each patrolman of the police shall receive an annual salary of nine hundred dollars, with the additional salary herein before provided when detailed to do detective duty."

Mr. Lewis moved to non-concur in the amendments of the Assembly, and that a committee of conference be appointed thereon.

said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to

The President announced the following as such committee: Messrs.

Lewis, Bowen and Cock.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have appointed a committee of conference thereon, and request a like committee on the part of the Assembly.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to authorize the formation, establishing and maintaining of driving park or park associa tions," with a message that they had non-concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto, and request a committee of conference thereon, and have appointed as such committee, on behalf of the Assembly, Messrs. Yeomans, Hungerford, Eastman, Abbott and Couchman.

Mr. McGowan moved that a committee of conference be appointed on

the

part of the Senate.

[SENATE JOURNAL.]

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